After a spectacular 2018 with the releases of Historian and Boygenius, Lucy Dacus has revealed plans for a fun little project which she'll be carrying out through this year called 2019. Throughout the coming months Dacus will be releasing singles related to certain special days in the year, some covers and some originals, will be collected in the 2019 EP at the end of the year.

The first in the project is a cover of Edith Piaf's classic 'La Vie En Rose', which it seems Dacus has something of a history with:

“From the first time I heard it, I thought ‘La Vie En Rose’ was a perfect song. Hearing it, I knew that, one day, I would fall in love... I want someone to listen to this while running at top speed to the doorstep of the person they adore, ready to profess their deep, undying love. (PS, there’s a longer story about singing this song as a duet with my middle school janitor, but it is not concise).”

As suggested by Dacus' desire to have her version play while someone runs to their loved one's doorstep, her version of 'La Vie En Rose' is much more upbeat and full of momentum than the original. She sings the song first in French and then switches to English, morphing the song into a perfect b-side to be slotted onto mixtapes for the forthcoming Valentine's Day.

We'll have to wait and see what the next track in the collection will be; perhaps something for Easter?